Hello from Naval Station Mayport located north of Jacksonville, Florida. Naval Station Mayport contains a protected harbor that can accommodate aircraft carrier size vessels and can handle 34 ships. In addition it has an airstrip capable of landing any size aircraft. It is the third largest naval station in the United States.
NS Mayport Command Center
We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at Pelican Roost, directly on the St. Johns River. It is this river that ships take to the harbor of NS Mayport. From the RV park, we can watch the ship traffic.
Roger and Bear
From our spot at the RV park we look out at St. Johns River, then a barrier reef, then the Atlantic Ocean (visible at the top of the picture).
Boat traffic is carefully monitored.
The USS New York, constructed with metal from the fallen twin towers, is one of the Navy's newest vessels.
Another view of the USS New York
With it's close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Roger, Bear and I were able to get in a great beach walk.
We will finish out the week at NS Mayport and head to Jekyll Island, Georgia on Saturday. Thank you for your interest in our travels.